John Darnielle began making music as the frontman of folk rock band The Mountain Goats in 1991. The band subsequently has gained a cult following and Darnielle has been hailed as one of rock's best lyricists. The Mountain Goats' newest release is All Eternals Deck. ( 1 reviews )
This week, an interview with one of America's favorite icons, Dustin Diamond. Jesse, Gene and Jordan talk with Screech about how he chooses work, his band and the Milwaukee Metal Fest as Gene tries to derail "Choo Choo!". Please note this is a repost. ( 1 reviews )
Apr 16 2005: Rock Snobs This week, we examine Rock Snobbery, with guests Ira Kaplan of indie rock legends Yo La Tengo, comedian Greg Proops, and Steven Daly, author of "The Rock Snob's Dictionary." Originally broadcast 4-16-05. ( 1 reviews )
It's The College Years' holiday special! Oh happy day. Celebrate Christmas in September with Found magazine editor Davy Rothbart, author Christopher Moore, filmmaker John Waters, comedian Patton Oswalt, and even Jesse's little brother.
Jesse Thorn, by his lonesome, welcomes two very funny men on this episode of The Sound of Young America. Look forward to the great writer and radio host Tom Scharpling as well as the never not funny comedian Eugene Mirman.
Jesse and Jordan host a comedic romp through comedy with an interview with The Second City's Allison Bills. Also in this episode: some Nichols and May bits and talk of Rooster T Feathers and its patrons.
Guest Chris Elliott. On this week's show, we sit down with Chris Elliott, the comedian who has retained his bizarre sensibility through a variety of media the past 25 years. Also, a vintage audio put-on by Coyle & Sharpe and Hang It Up / Keep It Up.
Adam Reed is a writer, director, producer and voice actor. He was the co-creator of the Adult Swim animated series Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo. He's also the mind behind the FX show Archer, which is entering its second season.
Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner are the creator and director of Drunk History, a series of shorts in which comedians get very, very drunk, then re-tell their favorite stories from history. The stories are re-enacted, with drunken narration and dialogue, by actors like Don Cheadle and Jack Black. It won the short film prize at Sundance.
Some amazing tales this week. Jordan talks about getting put in Disneyland jail for using a bubble pipe. Gene talks about trying to convince an authority figure that he was holding something other than what was quite obviously a beer. Jesse talks about the time his mother got arrested for robbing a bank. Plus Vanessa sits in, and we hear from the Evil Computer Bent on World Destruction.
Today's episode is a very special tribute to Ol' Dirty Bastard. In it, Jesse and guest-host Jim "Master of Would You Rather" Real welcome Improv Everywhere founder Charlie Todd, and partake in a little radio improvisation themselves.
The College Years is back with a vengeance! Our hosts, Jesse, Jordan, and Brian interview famous comedian Doug Benson on the Marijuana-Logues and The Oscars. Also in this show, NY correspondent "Big Time" Gene O'Neill and a joke about The Sound of Young America getting broadcast nationally.
This week, Jesse and Jordan battle it out -- who is the best boyfriend? Our guests are their girlfriends. Gene, single, joins in the grilling. Jordan's girlfriend was still in high school at the time. Jesse's girlfriend had flown in from New York. Five years later, this whole show is very embarassing for all involved.
In today's episode: What type of girl is best? Sarah Silverman is best. Also writer/musician Seth "Fingers" Flynn Barkan discusses his book "Blue Wizard Is About To Die! which is a poetry book... about video games.
From the Kasper Hauser Comedy Podcast. I'm producing a podcast for our friends in Kasper Hauser, and I thought I'd share this hilarious video with you. Their book "SkyMaul" is in stores, and it's hilarious. I personally reccomend it extremely highly.
In this episode of The College Years, Jesse Thorn welcomes a few notable men. To start things off, Jesse welcomes Chuck D, of Public Enemy fame. For the second half, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, also known as Tim & Eric, visit the show to talk about Tom Goes to the Mayor.
Chris Morris is a comedy writer, director and performer. He was voted one of the all-time top 12 "comedians' comedians" in a BBC poll, and his past work includes the news satires Brass Eye and The Day Today. His new film is a farce about a group of would-be suicide bombers called Four Lions.
This week, guest host Dave Holmes talks to singer songwriter Bob Mould. Mould is one of the original members of seminal 1980s punk band Husker Du, who's since struck out on his own with alternative rock band Sugar and his own solo projects. His new memoir, See A Little Light: The Trail Of Rage And Melody, goes deep into his past, exploring band politics, his sexuality and more.
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